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Ghana's Election

Nearly ten million voters in the west African nation of Ghana went to the polls on December 7th to elect a new president. The election has been praised by monitors as free and fair and touted as a shining example of democracy on the continent. President Jerry Rawlings, the outgoing leader, is stepping down after 19 years in power. Unlike many leaders across Africa, he is adhering to the constitutional limit of a two term presidency. Host Lisa Simeone talks with Chris Fomunyoh who monitors elections for the National Democratic Institute.

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